A History of the Crusades, Volume 1

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 3, 1987 - History - 394 pages
Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is being reissued. This volume deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his preface: 'Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventures, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemony in civilization had passed to western Europe. Out of this transference modern history was born.'
 

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Contents

The Abomination of Desolation
3
The Reign of Antichrist
20
Holy Peace and Holy War
83
The Rock of Saint Peter
93
The Summoning
106
BOOK III
112
The Peoples Expedition
121
The Campaign in Asia Minor
175
Armenian Interlude
195
The Road to Jerusalem page
265
The Triumph of the Cross
279
Principal Sources for the History of the
327
The Numerical Strength of the Crusaders
336
BIBLIOGRAPHY
342
Index
361
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